Smart Water, Smart Destinations

Museo memoria y tolerancia. Av. Juarez, 8, Cuauhtémoc, centro histórico, Ciudad de México

Organized in Mexico City in 2015, the conference provides an all-encompassing vision of all those who intervene in the investment, management, awareness-raising and water consumption process in tourist destinations, ranging from the great developer and public regulator to the hotel guest.

The second edition of the conferences Smart Water, Smart Destinations was attended by leading decision makers in this sector, both public and private. The event was curated by David Cámara.


The conference was presented by María Rosario Rubio García, Economic Advisor at the Economic and Commercial Office of the Spanish Embassy in Mexico, and the following guests participated as speakers:

  • Jorge Bleier, International Sales Manager Roca
  • Carlos Garriga, Project Manager of the We Are Water Foundation
  • Mr. Eduardo Padilla Ascencio, Institutional Coordination Manager at the General Subdirectorate of Planning of CONAGUA
  • Mr. Miguel Morales Martínez, Director of Georeferencing of Tourist Destinations at the General Directorate of Sustainable Tourism Planning of the Mexican Tourism Ministry – SECTUR
  • Mr. Agustín García Villa, General Coordinator of Advisors at FONATUR.

There were two round tables.

First round table

  • Mr. Rodrigo Gallegos, Director of Technology and Climate Change at the Mexican Institute of Competitiveness (IMCO) and Head of the Report on competitiveness of sustainable tourism in Mexico
  • Mr. Enrique Villanueva, architect, Development Director of Pulso Inmobiliario
  • Mr. José R. Fornieles, General Manager of FLUIDRA
  • Mr. Patricio del Portillo, Director of Development & Acquisitions Mexico & Central America at Starwood Hotels & Resorts.
  • This round table was chaired by Alicia Silva, founder and general director of Revitaliza Consultores and Sustentabilidad para México.

Second round table

  • Opened by the architect Jorge Arditti, director of Arditti Arquitectos
  • César Valle, architect, director of IDOM México
  • Carlos Pascal, architect, director of Pascal Arquitectos
  • Santiago González, architect, general director of NAOS
  • Jose Luis Cortés, architect, president of the Mexican Association of Architects and the Sociedad de Arquitectos Mexicanos
  • Rubén Pavón, engineer, director of New Business at ABILIA
  • José Antonio Rivera, engineer, Vice President Development & New Projects of Apple Leisure Group / AMResorts.